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Post your political compass results

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1 hour ago, nyarLOLhotep said:

 

So, we're going to use these to know who's posts we're allowed to thumbs up right? 

 

It's so that when some thread about TLoU2 / Disco Elysium / Life is Strange etc. inevitably descend into "YoU'rE wOrSe ThAn hItLeR"  territory, we have evidence to point to to confirm or deny it 😂

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I did this test awhile back and I was also on the far left green side. 🤩

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I've taken this one several times over the past few years, all with a very similar result. Not sure how accurately it depicts my views, but here:

 

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To be clear, I identify as a DemSoc, but if you judged me by these results, you might expect something closer to an anarcho-socialist.

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(In redneck accent)

"Got dang! Looks like we got us a bunch of commies in this here thread, y'all!" :P

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6 hours ago, me_is_caveman said:

(In redneck accent)

"Got dang! Looks like we got us a bunch of commies in this here thread, y'all!" :P

 

Considering how biased the questions are written, it’s no surprise results tilt low and to the left.  Consider the first question:

  •     If economic globalisation is inevitable, it should primarily serve humanity rather than the interests of trans-national corporations.

As if “humanity” and “corporations” are different species of competing animals.  As if "trans-national corporations" aren’t just groups of human employees, owned by human shareholders, that create products/services for human consumers.  As if “serve humanity” is even measurable.  Yet how can you disagree with this statement without disappointing your mother?


A more telling way to ask this same question would be something like:

  • If economic globalisation is inevitable, it is more important to enforce universal economic standards (e.g. setting a global minimum wage) than to allow corporations to leverage economic inefficiencies (e.g. moving factories to less expensive labor markets).

 

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"Biased questions" is a very common criticism, which they address in the FAQ:

 

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1. Some of the questions are slanted

 

Most of them are slanted! Some right-wingers accuse us of a leftward slant. Some left-wingers accuse us of a rightward slant. But it’s important to realise that this isn’t a survey, and these aren’t questions. They’re propositions — an altogether different proposition. To question the logic of individual ones that irritate you is to miss the point. Some propositions are extreme, and some are more moderate. That’s how we can show you whether you lean towards extremism or moderation on the Compass.

 

The propositions should not be overthought. Some of them are intentionally vague. Their purpose is to trigger reactions in the mind, measuring feelings and prejudices rather than detailed opinions on policy.

 

Incidentally, our test is not another internet personality classification tool. The essence of our site is the model for political analysis. The test is simply a demonstration of it.

 

Whether or not you find this response satisfying is another question.

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I'd think the reason that most people here score left is that conservatism trends leftwards; the young conservatives of today, arguing about trans issues or communism or what have you would be considered left wing degenerates to conservatives a few hundred years ago - I've yet to see anyone but fundamentalist christians argue that women wearing dresses that reveal their ankles or leaving their heads uncovered is inappropriate, for instance. I highly doubt anybody from a century ago would be willing to accept a gay conservative, and yet they exist quite prominently these days.

 

As others have noted, the 'extreme' on this scale, at least for the left, seems to be democratic socialists and the like, who I would consider center-left. I'm not sure how the right section compares, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's more nuanced - since the west has much stronger examples of right wing ideology than left, our perception of right and left tend to be skewed towards that data set.

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8 hours ago, ScarecrowsFate said:

"Biased questions" is a very common criticism, which they address in the FAQ:

 

Nuts.  Should have known better than to credit myself for having an original opinion.  Thank you for doing basic background research on my behalf @ScarecrowsFate!

 

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https://politicalcompass.org/analysis2?ec=-1.25&soc=-3.28

(i live in Denmark)

 

Im left libertarian. No surprise.

 

I've read a lot of Ayn Rand, and i like the Libertarian/Free idea. BUT, i also think that we should help each other, and i don't mind taxes as long as it goes to health care and other important things.

 

I think that healthcare/safety for everyone and as much personal freedom (you give a little personal freedom away, by paying taxes for healthcare), as long as you do no harm to anyone, is the best way.

 

And oh yeah, i have no patriotic feelings. Anyone can burn the danish flag, i don't care. I like living in Denmark, and i love being danish, but i'm not gonna freak out because someone hate Denmark enough to burn a piece of cloth.... I also hate religion. It's the ultimate brainwash and form of control ever human made.

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Inaccurate

https://politicalcompass.org/chart?ec=0.63&soc=1.64

Ultimately  though, a political ideology  is just a means to an end, not the  end, and said ends may change based on what you require   on a specific  time or to react at different  situations from others  that happen as time goes on  so that you avoid fossilization, which then invites manipulation.

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Yo this test too long I can't do it.

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